• SPC Edwardo Sanchez, a Houston native, prepares to engage targets with his M-2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun during gunnery qualification April 8, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regt. will conduct a nine-month rotational deployment to South Korea as part of U.S. enduring re-balancing efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. The unit will replace 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, which is currently deployed to South Korea.

    1st Cavalry unit selected for Korea deployment

    SPC Edwardo Sanchez, a Houston native, prepares to engage targets with his M-2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun during gunnery qualification April 8, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regt. will conduct a nine-month rotational deployment to South...

  • A crew with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, maneuvers a M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a training exercise July 13, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regt. will conduct a nine-month rotational deployment to South Korea as part of U.S. enduring re-balancing efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. The unit will replace 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, which is currently deployed to South Korea.

    1st Cavalry unit selected for Korea deployment

    A crew with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, maneuvers a M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a training exercise July 13, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regt. will conduct a nine-month...

  • A tank crew with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, maneuvers a M1A2 Abrams tank during a field training exercise July 14, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regt. will conduct a nine-month rotational deployment to South Korea as part of U.S. enduring re-balancing efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. The unit will replace 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, which is currently deployed to South Korea.

    1st Cavalry unit selected for Korea deployment

    A tank crew with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, maneuvers a M1A2 Abrams tank during a field training exercise July 14, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regt. will conduct a nine-month...

  • A Soldier with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, operates a Rough Terrain Container Handler to move 23 storage containers belonging to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Sept. 2, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regt. is loading mission-essential equipment in preparation for a nine-month rotational deployment to South Korea.

    1st Cavalry unit selected for Korea deployment

    A Soldier with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, operates a Rough Terrain Container Handler to move 23 storage containers belonging to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Sept. 2, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regt...

  • A Soldier with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, inspects the security of the containers Sept. 2, 2014, Fort Hood, Texas.  The 3-8th Cavalry Regiment is loading mission-essential equipment in preparation for a nine-month rotational deployment to South Korea.

    1st Cavalry unit selected for Korea deployment

    A Soldier with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, inspects the security of the containers Sept. 2, 2014, Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regiment is loading mission-essential equipment in preparation for a nine-month rotational...

  • Pfc. Shane Olson, a Wasilla, Alaska, native and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon gunner with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to assault a bunker during a training exercise June 11, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The 3-8th Cavalry Regt. will conduct a nine-month rotational deployment to South Korea as part of U.S. enduring re-balancing efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. The unit will replace 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, which is currently deployed to South Korea.

    1st Cavalry unit selected for Korea deployment

    Pfc. Shane Olson, a Wasilla, Alaska, native and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon gunner with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to assault a bunker during a training exercise June 11, 2014, at Fort...

FORT HOOD, Texas (Sept. 3, 2014) --The U.S. Army's III Corps announced today, the rotational deployment of Fort Hood's 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to Camp Hovey and Camp Stanley, in South Korea, in October.

The 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, brings approximately 800 Soldiers to replace 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, which is the current rotational unit in Korea. Following the units' Transfer of Authority, 1-12th Cavalry will return to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, here.

The deployment of 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, to Korea supports the United States' defense commitment to the Republic of Korea, as specified by the mutual defense treaty and presidential agreements. This action is part of U.S. enduring re-balancing efforts within the Asia-Pacific region, and allows for greater responsiveness to better meet theater operational requirements.

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